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    A HARRIET WHITNEY FRISHMUTH (AMERICAN, 1880-1980) SILVERED BRONZE MASCOT ON STONE BASE: SPEED
    Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1921
    Marks: HARRIET W. FRISHMUTH, 1921, GORHAM CO FOUNDERS, QBQB, DESIGN PATENT APPLIED FOR
    5-1/2 inches high x 12" long (19.7 x 31.1 cm) (figure without base)

    The silvered bronze automobile mascot in the form of a stylized allegorical female figure of Speed.

    Produced between 1922 and 1929, 71 examples of Speed were produced by Gorham, including 15 with silver plate and 2 with gold plate. A reduced version, produced in an edition of 30 pieces, was introduced in 1926.

    Literature:
    Conner, Janis et al., Captured Motion: The Sculpture of Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, New York, 2006, page 241 (catalog no. 1921:5)





    Condition Report*: some loss of silver and loss at corners of stone base, otherwise in very good condition
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    December, 2011
    7th Wednesday
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